Jet Airways flies from Delhi to Mumbai on its first proving flight

Jet Airways takes off for its 1st proving flight, which is one of the final steps in regaining back its air operator’s license and relaunching its commercial operations following three-year hiatus.

The special flight took off from Delhi Indira Gandhi International Airport (DEL) to Mumbai Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (BOM) on May 15, 2022. The probing flight was carried out on a Boeing 737-800 aircraft, registered as VT-SXE.

The same aircraft was used for the airline’s test flight, which was carried out from Rajiv Gandhi International Airport in Hyderabad (HYD) on May 5, 2022.

The Indian air carrier is expected to carry out a second probing flight in two days’ time, Indian media is reporting quoting a source at the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA).

Having previously aimed to restart its operations in the first quarter of 2022, the airline now aims to be back and flying in the third quarter, July-September, 2022.  

Following bankruptcy, Jet Airways ceased operations in April 2019. Since then, the airline was bought by Kalrock Capital and Murari Lal Jalan consortium. In June 2021, the Indian Court permitted the new owners to revive the collapsed air carrier. 

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